March 6, 2018

For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games

The RAD, an audio-based interface that can easily be integrated into existing video games, enables people who are visually impaired to play video games with the same speed and control as sighted players, with full 3D graphics and complex, challenging racetracks.
March 2, 2018

Crowdsourced Family Tree Yields New Insights about Humanity

From millions of interconnected online genealogy profiles, researchers have amassed the largest, scientifically-vetted family tree to date, which at 13 million people, is slightly bigger than a nation the size of Cuba or Belgium.
March 2, 2018

5 Questions: Richard Plunz on Crowdsourcing Urban Design with Twitter

A new project led by Richard Plunz and his colleagues at the Earth Institute’s Urban Design Lab combines mapping techniques with Twitter-usage data to gain a real-time understanding of how people occupy public space.
February 27, 2018

DSI Professor Helps Launch Data-Science Group at The New York Times

Chris Wiggins, a Data Science Institute professor and Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times, has helped launch nytDEMO, a group at the NYT devoted to bringing data-science prototypes into products.
February 25, 2018

Data Science Institute Researchers Awarded a Microsoft Grant

Researchers from the Data Science Institute will use the grant to conduct ecological research in Puerto Rico, where they’re studying the effect of Hurricane Maria on El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. Forest System.